Tag: diversity

Jun 03 2019

Report: The Spring 2019 Ads Saw Little to No Progress on the Diversity Front

Indira Scott and Adut Akech for Coach Spring 2019; Image: Courtesy of Craig McDean Just from eyeballing billboards, magazines, Instagram and so forth, it’s clear that diversity in advertising is on the up-and-up. But too often we still get the feeling that the progress we’re seeing is merely headline-baity, gestural. For instance, just a few […]

Mar 25 2019

Fall 2019 Runway Diversity Report: Racial and Age Diversity Step Forward, Size and Gender Inclusivity Step Back

The Valentino Fall 2019 runway; Image: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images We’ve now tallied the Fall 2019 model bookings from London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks and, thanks to European designers’ predictably conservative casting practices, the fluctuations we observed in New York held. Between this season and last, transgender and non-binary model appearances declined, as did […]

Feb 26 2019

Report: Racial and Age Diversity Rise, Size and Gender Representation Fall at New York Fashion Week Fall 2019

The Helmut Lang Fall 2019 runway; Image: Imaxtree Last season, the New York Fashion Week runways made significant progress in every diversity category we examine, namely race, size, age and gender inclusivity. This season, with several diversity heavy hitters — Savage x Fenty, Pyer Moss, Tome, Opening Ceremony, Calvin Klein, etc. — gone from the […]

Jan 14 2019

Kate Grant, a Model With Down Syndrome, Is the Newest Face of Benefit Cosmetics

View this post on Instagram This week has been amazing thank you @benefitcosmeticsuk Make sure you all get this amazing liner! #benebabe #benefitcosmetics #kategrant #downsyndromelove #downsyndromemodel #downsyndromelove #nimodel A post shared by Kate Grant (@kategrantmodel) on Jan 10, 2019 at 1:31pm PST It’s no secret that the beauty industry could stand to become more inclusive. […]

Dec 28 2018

The New CoverGirl Full Spectrum Collection Is Made Specifically for WOC

Is CoverGirl on a roll or what? Mere weeks after becoming the biggest brand to go cruelty-free, CoverGirl is launching the new Full Spectrum Collection, a line of products designed specifically for women of color. The Full Spectrum Collection certainly lives up to its name, with a wide range and variety of products made to […]

Dec 19 2018

Report: 2018’s Magazine Covers Were More Racially Diverse Than Ever, Size and Gender Representation More Than Doubled

Allure March 2018: Lupita Nyong’o by Patrick Demarchelier; Image: Allure.com Fashion has been notoriously slow to act on matters of inclusivity, but in 2018, it seemed the industry finally reached a point of genuine, palpable change. It was a record-setting year in terms of racial, size, gender and age representation on the runways and in […]